According to the official press release (via Blabbermouth), the event will take place from October 23 to 25 at live at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California.
It still remains unknown who will perform at the even alongside the Knot fold, but the group did note that the official announcement with further details will drop on June 29.
Last year’s edition of the festival was quite a success, with over 20,000 attendants gathering to see the show from Danzig, Anthrax, Testament, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, In This Moment, Of Mice & Men, Fear Factory, Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Atreyu, Hellyeah, and many more.
The announcement was presented soon after guitarist Jim Root confirmed working on new material and percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan noting that the new album might be released as early as the first quarter of 2017.
Slipknot are currently rocking the world on a massive tour in support of their latest studio album, last year’s “.5: The Gray Chapter.” Their shows are hailed by fans and critics as the best metal concerts in the world today, so if they swing by your area, do not miss them. Click here for a list of upcoming Slipknot concert dates and additional ticket info.
You can check out the atmosphere from last year’s KnotFest in the video below.